Pastor to Youth
Phillip Maxwell joined the staff in July 2016 as the youth pastor. His primary role is to disciple the youth of the church to know and love God. Two aspects he deeply enjoys about being in ministry are learning people’s stories and seeing people grow in their love for one another. Phillip says that “walking with people in seeking comfort and hope teaches me daily who God is and who I am in Christ.”
One of Phillip’s favorite biblical narratives is Saul’s conversion in Acts, “because it shows how drastically God is willing—and does—change people in order to accomplish his purposes and share his joy with them.”
Some of Phillip’s role models are Saint Augustine, Roald Dahl, and Duane Allman. He enjoys listening to and playing music (the blues is his favorite), looking at art, watching football, motorcycling, working on cars, fixing things, cooking and eating new food, reading, conversation about history and politics, gardening, and playing basketball.
Prior to serving at FWPCA, Phillip was the Small Groups Coordinator for Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas. He also ministered to college students at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where he was a Reformed University Fellowship intern. He has also worked as a tutor and life coach in Dallas public schools, and he owned and operated a pressure washing company for five years.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Phillip is married to Christina, and they are the parents of Jack and Eloise. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, where he studied Ancient and Medieval History, and Redeemer Seminary, where he earned a Master of Divinity degree.